Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

25th Street

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Interview with Juan and Pascual Madrigal by Laurie Bretz as part of the Trabajo y Cultura (Work & Culture) Project documenting the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. The men discuss coming to Kansas City in 1925 after the Mexican Revolution, attending the Clara Barton School that served the Mexican community, working for the Santa Fe railroad and the local ice plant, and unionization efforts in hopes of improving working hours and wages.

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Photographs

Photograph of students outside the Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

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Photographs

Photograph of a student costumed for a play at Clara Barton School. The school served the Mexican community of Kansas City, Kansas, from the 1920s until it was damaged by flooding in 1951.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Agreement between R. P. Lyons, vice president of Ready Mixed Concrete Company, and the United States Board of Parole, stating that Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, will be employed "steadily in the occupation of President" of Ready Mixed Concrete upon his parole, and agreeing to report to U.S. Probation Officer Lewis Grout should Pendergast's work become unsatisfactory. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S.

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Correspondence

A letter from Ready Mixed Concrete Company Vice President R. P. Lyons to Senator Harry S. Truman. Lyons informs Truman that Independence Republican Lyle Weeks was awarded a contracting job by Kansas City and requests that Truman suggest to Weeks to use Ready Mixed Concrete Company concrete for the job. The Ready Mixed Concrete Company was closely associated with the Pendergast Machine.

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Correspondence

Letter from Tom Pendergast to Lloyd C. Stark, asking him to give special consideration to Mart Barrons and ensure that he gets the advertising business for the Apple Association.

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Correspondence

Letter from M. Ross to Governor Park asking on behalf of Tom Pendergast that Park write to President Roosevelt about releasing federal Missouri River improvement funds.

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Ephemera

Invitiation from the Sewing Circle of Paseo Baptist Church presenting Western Seminary students in two dramatic plays on Thursday, December 14, 1939.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Paseo Baptist Church Adult Choir under the direction of Mrs. D. A. Holmes. This photograph was taken by Stiger photo studio facing east towards the main entrance to Paseo Baptist Church.

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Photographs

Photograph of Kansas City ministers [possibly as part of a New Era District meeting] with leaders of the Women's Missionary Union posed outside of the main entrance to the Paseo Baptist Church. Included in the picture are Rev. D. A. Holmes, Rev. C. S Scott, Rev. S. S. Stamps, Rev. I. H. Henderson, Jr., Rev. Hollins, Mrs. Leeks, Carolyn Ealy, Ethel K. Thomas, Mrs. L. P. Payne, Georgia Craft, Lillie Livingston, Audra Malone, Emma Lawson, and Mary Bostic. This photograph was taken sometime after 1931 when the Paseo Baptist Church was completed.

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Drawings

Architectural drawing depicting a rendering created by J. M. Felt & Company Architects of a new church for the Vine Street Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri. This draft was created shortly before 1931 when this new building was completed and the church was renamed Paseo Baptist Church.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Paseo Baptist Church congregation posed in celebration of the church's fifty-sixth anniversary. This photograph was taken facing east towards the main entrance of Paseo Baptist Church.

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